How do we help retirement-age workers in lower-level jobs make the transition, even as we begin planning succession for higher-level jobs? We have some workers who are several years past our voluntary retirement age and want to make sure the company is prepared for their departure. For other higher-level jobs, we are just starting to look at who our successors might be.
—Cautious, HR manager, education, Kingston, Jamaica
How to build a robust succession planning program that aligns current talent development with future leadership needs.Read More
We talk about performance as being the key metric which drives decisions. But too many choices are still guided by irrelevancies or illegalities. We can have every smart device available—or soon to be created—but they don't eliminate our own biases; they magnify and reveal them. Read More
What are the steps in developing an effective executive selection process?
—The Future Is Now, finance/insurance/real estate, Plantation, Florida
So-called NextGen financial advisers are reluctant to buy into the business. The trend is potentially troublesome for owners of financial advisory firms who have been banking on selling their businesses to junior advisers.Read More
ManpowerGroup Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Jeffrey Joerres is handing off the president role to Jonas Prising and Darryl Green. Both executives will still report to Joerres, who will keep the chairman and CEO roles.Read More
I'm sure you have star employees without whom your business would suffer. Yet, do you know if they are content with their job? Or, do they feel underpaid, under-appreciated, or overworked? Tomorrow, one could walk out the door.Read More
Amanda Pires joined her former boss in mid-April, replacing former communications chief Eric Brown. She's now leaving, according to a person familiar with the matter. Her Yahoo cellphone number has been disconnected, and Pires did not return messages sent to her through LinkedIn and Facebook.
"My preference would be for it to be an internal candidate just because as you might expect, in any company in any industry, it's less disruptive," GM CEO Dan Akerson said in Beijing during his keynote address at the 2012 Automotive News China Conference.
Senior executives at our midsize organization believe it's time to begin succession planning. How do we explain the potential impact to employees, including the effect on career development?
—New to the Game, finance/insurance/real estate, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma